"CRACK! POP-POP-CRACK! ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK! Gunfire! "Everyone,DOWN!"the teacher shouted. Some of the boys moved at once, ducking their heads and hunching over. others sat frozen, their eyes and mouth open wide. Salva covered his head with his hands and looked from side to side in panic."
"The worst moment of the day happened near the end. Salva stubbed his bear toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off. The pain was terrible. Salva tried to bite his lip, but the awfulness of that never ending day was to much for him. He lowered his head, and the tears began to flow."